The cheapest times to fly from SHA to LAX are
- February 12th to April 22nd
- August 27th to December 31st (except the weeks of September 24th and December 10th)
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SHA to LAX is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1438 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $335 for Tuesday flights around mid October.
When to Fly to Los Angeles
Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $350 to $988 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $357. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1144. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $786 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $606 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to LAX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SHA to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SHA to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Shanghai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $84 (12%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $608. Return trip prices are from the LAX to SHA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SHA to LAX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 40 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SHA to LAX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, Hawaiian, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Hongqiao International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 6488 miles or 10441 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SHA to LAX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHA to LAX flight is about 12 hour 40 minutes.
How many flights go between Shanghai and Los Angeles, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from SHA to LAX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Hongqiao International Airport|
|Destination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
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